Henry Perenara

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Henry Perenara
Personal information
Full name Henry Edward Peranara
Born (1980-06-16) 16 June 1980 (age 34)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 100 kg (17 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000 NZ Warriors 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Melbourne Storm 33 8 0 0 32
2003–04 St George Illawarra 16 1 0 0 4
2005–06 Parramatta Eels 11 1 0 0 4
2007 Cronulla Sharks 9 2 0 0 8
Total 72 12 0 0 48
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–00 New Zealand Māori 2 0 0 0 0
2001 New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
Refereeing information
Years Competition Apps
2011– National Rugby League 12
2011 Four Nations 2
2013 Rugby League World Cup 5
Source: [1][2]

Henry Edward Perenara (born 16 June 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby league referee and former professional player who represented his country. His position of choice is at Lock though he can also play in the Second Row. He is a brother of Marcus Perenara and a cousin of Sonny Bill Williams, and uncle of current Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara.

Early years[edit]

Attending Lynfield College, Perenara played for the New Lynn Stags and Bay Roskill Vikings and represented the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

In 1999, while under contract to the Warriors, Perenara played for Auckland North in the National Provincial Competition.[5] He was part of the Glenora Bears side that dominated the Auckland Rugby League competition that year, winning the Roope Rooster, Ruataki Shield and Fox Memorial.[6]

Perenara played for the Cronulla Sharks, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Melbourne Storm, Auckland Warriors and the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League competition.

Referee career[edit]

Perenara retired as a player in 2007 to join the National Rugby League's referee cadet programme.[7] He made his first grade referee debut in 2011.

He was to make his Test debut on 6 October however the scheduled Test between the New Zealand Kiwis and the Cook Islands was cancelled.[8] Instead, Perenara's Test debut came on 29 October 2011 when he controlled the Four Nations match between England and Wales. He was named the 2011 New Zealand Rugby League's referee of the year.[9] He is one of only four New Zealanders to play for his country and referee a test match.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Perenara rugbyleagueproject
  2. ^ Henry Perenara (referee) rugbyleagueproject
  3. ^ New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.181
  4. ^ Bay Roskill Rugby League Inc aucklandleague.co.nz
  5. ^ Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Junior Kiwi enjoys life in fast lane Sunday Star-Times, 19 September 1999
  7. ^ Perenara quits to become a referee Sydney Morning Herald, 3 October 2007
  8. ^ "Perenara to make international refereeing debut". The Press. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Perenara's refereeing career given another boost rleague.com, 2 November 2011
  10. ^ In Touch New Zealand Rugby League, December 2011

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